Woman arrested in removing rights movement faces up to five years in prison for "creating a disturbance"
The demonstrators gathered outside a Beijing court on Friday by a Chinese Internet activist went on trial in a case of the protesters see as a warning shot to other rights activists.Lihong Wang
faces up to five years in prison for "creating unrest". She was arrested in March amid a crackdown rights sweeping motion, apparently caused by the fear of government protests inspired by the Arab spring.
The leader of the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, to be held for 81 days, Twitter this week: "If you do not talk about Wang Lihong, and do not speak of Ran Yunfei [released prisoners blogger] the next day it is not just a person who is not going to fight for fairness and justice, which has no self-respect "
The charges relate to a protest outside a court in Fuzhou, southern China last year to support three bloggers accused of defamation after helping a woman who wanted to review responsible for the death of his daughter.
activists across the country went to the hearing after reading about the case online.
Supporters believe that the authorities may have been particularly concerned that dissent showed how the line could lead to an action on the ground. Wang, who is 56, is accused of organizing the protesters, said his son.
Yicun Han, one of his lawyers, the judge said the defense impeded by interrupting and Wang several times.
representatives of various embassies and the EU will be allowed to enter the building, but were not allowed to observe the event. Supporters - outnumbered by uniformed police and plainclothes many -. Chanted "Wang Lihong, go home" and "Wang Lihong, not guilty"
"Chinese society today is to punish the good heart and the promotion of evil," said Wang Qi Jianxiang son, his main supporter in the room.
also highlighted the case of Deng Yujiao, a waitress who stabbed to death an official had demanded sex.